What every best Kitchen Knives has:
- A sharp edge.
- Solid construction.
- A comfortable handle.
Top performer across the board. The blade of the Victorinox Fibrox 8-inch Chef's Knife is sharpened to 15 degrees. That results in a very thin edge that performs very well in tough tasks like breaking open a thick-skinned squash. The knife also gets equally good reviews for trickier, more delicate tasks like slicing or dicing onions without turning them to mush or leaving partially cut sections. Several expert reviewers say this knife, along with a paring knife and bread knife, which we cover in their own reports, are all that you'll ever need in your kitchen. It stays sharp, too, say reviewers, although if you use it a lot it will need to be honed every few days and sharpened every two or three months.
Sturdy, durable and dishwasher safe. Made from stamped, high carbon stainless steel, most reviewers agree that the blade of the Victorinox Fibrox is sturdy and durable. There are a few dissenters who say the thin blade feels flimsy, especially compared to pricier chef's knives. The handle is described as "bumpy and grippy" and reviewers say that it feels secure in your hand and is comfortable for a variety of hand sizes and grips. The knives are dishwasher safe, but most reviewers do not recommend putting them in the dishwasher. This chef's knife comes with a lifetime warranty, so in the rare event that you break the knife, it's covered.